Mohawk Announces New Hires in Fine Paper and Digital Divisions
On October 7, 2013, Mohawk, Cohoes, N.Y., announced new hires in its Fine Paper and Digital Business divisions, which were created recently to support the growth in Mohawk's emerging digital business while securing the future of its core fine paper business. The company is North America's largest privately owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing.
"Mohawk's traditional fine paper business is mature, while our digital business has experienced, and is positioned for, rapid growth," Thomas D. O'Connor Jr., Mohawk's chairman and CEO, said. "Given the differing maturity levels of these two segments, it was necessary to develop individual growth strategies to ensure future success."
Mohawk announced six Fine Paper Division hires who will report to divisional president Kevin Richard.
Norman Charette has joined as district sales manager for the New England region. Coming from Ariva/RIS The Paper House, Pennsauken Township, N.J., he spent 19 years in sales management and business development. The Massachusetts resident holds a bachelor's degree in marketing and a master's in business administration, both from Nichols College.
Christine Schaaf has become Chicago's district sales manager, which entails serving Mohawk customers and overseeing business development in Chicago, where she also lives. Schaaf was formerly the Midwest sales manager at Gruppo Cordenons, an Italian specialty papers mill. She holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from Marquette University.
Brian Sagula is servicing Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Long Island, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia as the district sales manager for the Mid-Atlantic region. The Pennsylvania resident has about 20 years of sales and business development experience and holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Illinois State University.
Marc Zitron has joined as district sales manager for the Southeast region, servicing Mohawk customers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. The Florida resident spent the past decade as senior commercial print sales manager at the Miamisburg, Ohio-based NewPage Corp. His nearly 30 years of sales and business development experience also includes time at International Paper, Memphis, Tenn., and Cincinnati Cordage and Paper Co.